The Feminine Personification of Wisdom

The Feminine Personification of Wisdom

A Study of Homer?s Penelope, Cappadocian Macrina, Boethius? Philosophia and Dante?s Beatrice

eBook - 2009
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This study examines the attribution of abstract values to women by analyzing four characters spanning literary genres and more that 2000 years. Penelope, Macrina, Philosophia, and Beatrice are connected by their contribution to the theme of wisdom through their use of reason against passion. Feminine personification of reason and wisdom makes its own contribution as antidote to traditional understanding of "feminine" as "emotional" or "irrational."
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780773417090
0773417095
0773446664
9780773446663
Characteristics: 1 online resource (359 pages)

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